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Hi pls help I am a new bearded dragon owner

Kykynblueythebeardie

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I would feed more roaches than the BSFL - they are small and hes going to need a ton to keep up w/ his appetite -- he will eat at least 50 75 of the BSFL because of that --- so I would order more roaches like I said 200 of them and 100 of the BSFL and feed 20 25 on his salads to get him to that bowl -- dust the roaches w/ calcium D3 lightly coated ONCE per feeding -- I posted about that as well--- please NO more meal worms- they are too harsh on babies stomach and can cause impaction--- get him some small super worms feed 1-3 on his salads every other day- your dragon is a baby and in a big world - he needs to adjust to his surroundings and tank --- you need proper husbandry for him to do so - hes curious in his big world --- hand feed the BSFL so he gets used to your hand in the tank - get a piece of clothing or small blanket etc put in his hide something w/ your smell on it so he gets used to your smell -- you need a good UVB please do not run out and buy just any UVB they are not all the same quality ----- do you have a Pet Smart in your area? what size is the tank please--
Not sure if I answered this but I’m not sure what good uvb to buy
So if u could help out with that and his tank is 30x12 (not sure if that’s good enough)
 

Sadie

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Not sure if I answered this but I’m not sure what good uvb to buy
So if u could help out with that and his tank is 30x12 (not sure if that’s good enough)
https://www.pangeareptile.com/colle...o-med-reptisun-t5-hood?variant=26907425734756 this is for a 40+ gallon tank - please get this bulb
22" https://www.pangeareptile.com/colle...d-reptisun-10-0-uvb-t5?variant=26907418591332
or this one can be found at Pet Smart
https://www.pangeareptile.com/colle.../products/arcadia-prot5-12-uvb-bulb-with-hood
I need all measurements for tank -- how tall is the tank -? 12 inches tall is too low --- you want at least a 18" tall tank ---
 

Kykynblueythebeardie

Bearded Dragon Egg
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https://www.pangeareptile.com/colle...o-med-reptisun-t5-hood?variant=26907425734756 this is for a 40+ gallon tank - please get this bulb
22" https://www.pangeareptile.com/colle...d-reptisun-10-0-uvb-t5?variant=26907418591332
or this one can be found at Pet Smart
https://www.pangeareptile.com/colle.../products/arcadia-prot5-12-uvb-bulb-with-hood
I need all measurements for tank -- how tall is the tank -? 12 inches tall is too low --- you want at least a 18" tall tank ---
I have 30 inches wide 12 inches high . And the linkes so I need the first two thing or just one of the three?
 

Sadie

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I have 30 inches wide 12 inches high . And the linkes so I need the first two thing or just one of the three?
For a 12" high tank you can use the 5.0 bulb that comes w/ the Zoo Med fixture UVB -- it will need to be in the tank or unobstructed 5.0 bulbs are not strong enough to go thru screen -- it needs to be 6-8 inches directly above the basking decor and replaced in approx 5 months- when upgrading to a larger tank which will be soon a 120 gallon tank is recommended for a full size dragon -- once that happens the 10.0 bulb needs to be installed for a bigger tank - just swap out the bulbs I sent the link for that bulb - the 10.0 bulb is too strong for a lower height tank
 

Sadie

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For a 12" high tank you can use the 5.0 bulb that comes w/ the Zoo Med fixture UVB -- it will need to be in the tank or unobstructed 5.0 bulbs are not strong enough to go thru screen -- it needs to be 6-8 inches directly above the basking decor and replaced in approx 5 months- when upgrading to a larger tank which will be soon a 120 gallon tank is recommended for a full size dragon -- once that happens the 10.0 bulb needs to be installed for a bigger tank - just swap out the bulbs I sent the link for that bulb - the 10.0 bulb is too strong for a lower height tank
Update on the dragon please
 
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